National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.

NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. 

Join us in celebrating philanthropy in our community on this special day by nominating individuals and organizations in the following categories.

  • Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
  • Corporate/Business Philanthropy
  • Fundraising Professional of the Year
  • Philanthropic Individual or Group
  • Young Philanthropist

We will be recognizing the winners on our social media channels and throughout the community!

Nominations must be received by Tuesday, September 5, 2023 so click here to submit a nomination today!

If you have questions about the nomination process, please email